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A Beer Geek in Britain Part 2

The London leg of my trip has come to an end, as I once again find myself writing while taking the train (and enjoying a Belgian IPA from Brew by Numbers). It has been an amazing week with amazing beer, historical sites and culture abound as I’ve been on the Beer Geeks in Britain with…

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A Beer Geek in Britain Part 1

Good morning/afternoon! Remember when I said I was packing my beer into my suitcase for another journey? I’m guessing the title spoiled it, but I joined Onward Travel and Dave Engbers from Founder’s Brewing on a week long beer journey in London. My grand plans of doing a daily write up were smashed by a…

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A Recap of Savor: An American Craft Beer and Food Experience

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending SAVOR 2017 in Washington D.C., an annual event hosted by the Brewers Association that celebrates beer and food pairings (two of my favorite things!).  This year happened to be the 10th anniversary of the festival, and I was honored to receive an invitation to attend. At SAVOR, 86 small…

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North Pier Brewing Company to Salute “Those Who Wander” at First Anniversary and Can Launch Party [PRESS RELEASE]

Benton Harbor, MI—On Saturday, May 27, North Pier Brewing Company will raise a can to salute its customers and fans as they celebrate the brewery’s first anniversary. The event coincides with the brewery’s release of its first canned beers, Buckrider (Belgian IPA) and The Conjurer (Belgian Golden Strong), which attendees will be able to purchase…

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Batch Brewing Company Partners with M4 CIC Distributing [Press Release]

(Detroit, MI) — Batch Brewing Company has chosen to expand their beer distribution across Michigan with M4 CIC Distributing. After 2+ years in business, the demand for Batch Brewing Company’s beer has outpaced their bandwidth for self-distribution. With more than 100% growth in 2016, and targeted growth of nearly 100% in 2017, distribution will become…

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Tim Tastes Beer: April Edition

Hello Michigan alcohol enthusiasts, Spring is almost here! You’d never know based on some of the weather this month, but we’ve had some great days with sun and high temperatures! Which means patio drinking weather! If you haven’t figured out that I live in Ann Arbor yet, you clearly aren’t paying attention. This month, HOMES…

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Tim Tastes Beer: March Edition

February was a challenging month for picking a beer, with both the Winter Beer Festival and it being the shortest month of the year, I kind of missed it. I appreciate all your angry tweets, letters and telegrams letting me know I missed it. It really shows you care. The March beer of the month…

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Tim Tastes Beer: January Edition

In a new experimental series, I’m going to bring you the Michigan beer of the month! I know, you’re really excited right? Me too. I traveled all over the state to find the most influential, tastiest, and highly sought after beer. Okay, in reality I mostly just listened to people, trolled local party stores, and…

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Jolly Pumpkin Releases 2017’s Sobrehumano Palena`ole—a collaboration beer with Maui Brewing Company [Press Release]

(DEXTER, MI)—Nearly 5 years since the last release, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales is proud to announce the return of Sobrehumano Palena`ole. This collaboration with Maui Brewing Company was originally released in the summer of 2012 and since then it has been one of the brewery’s most asked about beers.  You’ve asked and we finally listened,…

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Michigan Brewers Guild Kicks Off 20th Anniversary with Largest Annual Conference & Trade Show to Date [Press Release]

(LANSING, Mich)—The Michigan Brewers Guild (MBG) kicks off its 20th Anniversary with its largest annual conference and trade show to date, January 11-13, 2017 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo. More than 500 attendees are expected, including 90 businesses exhibiting in the trade show. The conference is presented with The Master Brewers Association of…

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North Peak Releases Stormy Oat IPA [Press Release]

North Peak Releases Stormy Oat IPA (Dexter City, MI)— New Year, New Beer. Headed your way this month is a new style of IPA for North Peak, an East Coast IPA called Stormy. The brewery staff boasts this beer quickly became a favorite among them. “It’s a perfect beer for the wintery stormy weather we…

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New Brewery Specializing in Farmhouse and Barrel-Aged Style Beer to Open in Marquette [Press Release]

Marquette, Mich. – The old Northwoods Supper Club will re-open in summer of 2017 as a craft brewery with a focus on farmhouse and barrel-aged style beers. Founders Nick VanCourt and Marina Dupler, U.P. natives, residents of Marquette, and graduates of Northern Michigan University, are calling the brewery Barrel and Beam, in a nod to…

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